New study says exposure to porn makes teen boys 2 to 3 times more likely to perpetrate sexual violence against girls

By Jonathon Van Maren For the past several years now, I have been highlighting the connections between sexual violence and pornography in presentations, radio debates and interviews, one book, and dozens of columns. Most recently in this space, for example, I took a look at the stomach-churning new statistics that indicate that a quarter of women…

Because of violent porn, almost a quarter of American women have said they have felt fear during sex

By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier this week, I wrote a column on the stomach-turning sex crimes (one of which included the murder of a young teenage girl) that were fueled by pornography, and the fact that violent pornography has become a ubiquitous part of our youth culture. A few days ago, The Atlantic published an article by Olga Khazan detailing…

“Deepfakes” means anyone could end up photoshopped into online porn–and it will look very, very real

By Jonathon Van Maren In a recent report on how pornography is turning high schools into a “battlefield,” I noticed one particularly disturbing testimonial from a male student named William, aged 17: People just talk rubbish about other people online. But then banter turns into something worse. Like Photoshopping certain people’s mothers into poses. Then the pictures…